There is so much to see and do in Suffolk when staying at one of our holiday lodges at our lifestyle parks. From the beaches to coastal walks, countryside wanders, nature reserves and more, you will love being outdoors during the summer months. But you need to have something for those unwanted rainy days that are guaranteed to come.

Suffolk has a great many galleries and museums, full of treasures waiting to be found. With fascinating historical artefacts and artwork from the best creative people around, you will be entertained for hours – out of the rain!

Museum of East Anglian Life – Stowmarket

One of the grandest museums in the area, this place is where you can discover how the regions people lived and worked throughout the centuries. With over 32,000 items to discover, you will be fully knowledgeable about Suffolk’s past.

The Ipswich Museum – Ipswich

In the centre of Ipswich, you can find a woolly mammoth - at the Ipswich Museum. You might also find gorillas, rhinos, Anglo Saxon treasures discovered around the region, an Ancient Egyptian tomb and so much more.

Moyse’s Hall Museum – Bury St Edmunds

In the centre of Bury St Edmunds, the museum building itself is over one thousand years old. Inside you will find an eclectic collection of exhibits from clocks to paintings, military items, prison paraphernalia and more. There are workshops and activity days held regularly so you can really immerse yourself in history.

Gainsborough’s House – Sudbury

Thomas Gainsborough, born in 1727 in Sudbury, became one of Britain’s most celebrated painters in history. His house has now become a museum and gallery full of items from his life, a selection of his works, different exhibitions throughout the year as well as print works offering a range of courses.

Christchurch Mansion – Ipswich

At this Tudor mansion, there are 70 acres of public parkland to explore on sunny days, and a host of interesting items to discover inside for the rainy days. The rooms of the house have been preserved in time, and there is a collection of pottery and glassworks as well as a contemporary art gallery.

Sea Pictures Gallery – Clare

In this small Suffolk town, you will find the Sea Pictures Gallery in a stunning Georgian building. A great collection of maritime related art by UK artists as well as a number of local artists is housed here.  Their exhibitions change throughout the year, so any time you visit there will be something new, from painting to sculptures, prints and even embroidered crafts.

Photo by: Martin Pettitt